Levi, lay-VEE, לֵוִי
Levi (Wikipedia)
This article is about the Biblical patriarch. For other uses, see Levi (disambiguation).
Levi LACMA M.88.91.296b.jpg
Levi, from the Twelve sons of Jacob, Holland c. 1590
Died Age 137 Exodus 6:16

Levi (or Levy) (/ˈlv/, Hebrew: לֵּוִי‎‎; Standard Levy Tiberian Lēwî) was, according to the Book of Genesis, the third son of Jacob and Leah, and the founder of the Israelite Tribe of Levi (the Levites). Certain religious and political functions were reserved for the Levites.

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